New Apartment Block next to a Scheduled Monuments

Folkestone & Hythe District Council

Fuller Long helped our client secure Planning Permission for an additional storey on an existing block of flats, creating new residential accommodation by the seaside in Kent.

The application site lay within the corner location in the street of a small village of Seabrook, situated between Folkestone and Hythe. Our clients wished to extend their property by adding another floor to the existing development and approached our heritage team for assistance with the justification of the proposal. The proposed scheme created by expert architects Beanland was developed and designed to be sympathetic which our team worked to provide justification through our specialist Heritage Statement.  Following guidance issued by National Planning Policy Framework, Historic England, ICOMOS, we used a methodology that allowed for the evaluation of any impact on the attributes of the identified heritage assets and their significance systematically and coherently.

On this particular project, the Heritage Statement also comprised a visual impact assessment that our Heritage Consultant prepared to help consult Historic England and the Council.

Meet our team

Hannah Walker

Heritage Consultant

Clare Preece

Planning Consultant